Best post support for temporary fence...

20 Feb 2011
Reaction score
West Midlands
United Kingdom
Hi all, I've got a nice Yew hedge growing which will take another 5 years to mature to a 6ft height. The fence currently providing screening (garden boundary next to highway) has blown over and standing merely with bags of mulch/compost bags and stakes with metal wire and hose pipe to tie together. I now need to relpace the fence and would like to put next to the Yew hedge and remove in 4-5 years time; I was cosidering post spikes, however, after reading Thermo's comments, may not be best method, but I don't fancy wanting to dig up 18 concrete post bases in future either as this area will be used for planting. To make this even more trickier, the new fence will be partly erected in ground where I have increased soil level by 2 feet and 6 fence panels will be next to mature Pine trees protected by TPO. Any suggestions/thoughts/best practises would be highly appreciated.

The fence will be 18 panels in total, of which 6-7 will be in soil bed that I'm still trying to top up by 2 foot.

I was thinking if I had to go the postrete method to pour the mix into rubble bags in the soil so easier to take out later?

Many thanks in advance!
Sponsored Links
Do you need screening? if not a wire fence would be best for the yews. Also because it has no real wind resistance it requires significantly less support and therefore easy and less disruptive to remove.

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.

Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

Sponsored Links